Grow Better Together

New groups launching in August 2023



Ministry Boost Coaching groups exist for leaders of Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, and NextGen/Family Ministry leaders (plus a new option!) coming together to:

  • Share ideas
  • Exchange resources
  • Provide and receive accountability
  • Learn from one another

All of it happens in the context of the community that is formed among the group. In fact, most people who have participated in a coaching group would say that relationships are the thing they valued the most.

Children's Ministry Coaching
Youth Ministry Coaching


Coaching Groups will meet for 5 months

Groups run from February through June

Calls will take place on Zoom every other week for 1 hour

The size of groups will vary with a max of 15 leaders


These new coaching groups are for anyone who serves in:

Children's Ministry
Youth/Student Ministry
NextGen/Family Ministry
+ ANYONE who wants to Recruit Volunteers

If you serve in any of those roles or if you need to recruit volunteers…

Coaching is for YOU. 

4 types of coaching Groups

Kidmin Coaching
Kidmin Coaching 1

Month 1

Kids Ministry Essentials

Redefining Kids Ministry

3 Basic Elements of Every Kids Ministry

Month 2

Building a Sustainable Kids Ministry

Volunteer Recruiting

Volunteer Structures / Coaches

Month 3

Empowering Volunteer Teams

Strategy for Training Volunteers

The Secret Sauce

Month 4

Creating Successful Weekend Experiences

Dynamic Large Groups

Relationally Sticky Small Groups

Month 5

Building Ministry Growth and Momentum

Events that Drive Your Vision

Retaining Families

Youthmin Coaching
Youthmin Coaching 1

Month 1

Youth Ministry Essentials

3 Basic Elements of Every Youth Ministry

Relationally Sticky Small Groups

Month 2

Building a Sustainable Kids Ministry

Volunteer Recruiting

Volunteer Structures / Coaches

Month 3

Empowering Volunteer Teams

Volunteer Training Strategies

Students Serving

Month 4

Creating Engaging Experiences

Dynamic Large Group

Events that Drive Your Vision

Month 5

Communicate What’s Important

Calendar & Communication

Navigating Tough Conversations

NextGen Coaching
NextGen Coaching

Month 1

The NextGen Organization

The “Official” Job Description

The Org Chart (NextGen Structures)

Month 2

Building Your NextGen Strategy

NextGen Strategy – 3 Ministry Buckets

5 Ministry Gauges

Month 3

Refining Your NextGen Strategy

Leading Staff

Editing Your Ministry

Month 4

NextGen Volunteer Systems

Volunteer Recruiting Strategies

Volunteer Structure/Teams

Month 5

Maximize Influence

Leveraging Your Influence Through the Organization

Leveraging Your Influence with Families


For the first time ever, Ministry Boost will have coaching groups specifically on Recruiting Volunteers. We'll follow the framework that we teach in the Volunteer Boost course, but instead of doing it alone (meaning you likely won't do it), we'll do it together.

Volunteer Recruiting Coaching
Volunteer Recruiting Coaching

Month 1

Flipping the Volunteer Switch

Bridging the Gap

Volunteer Orientations

Month 2

Turning on The Volunteer Recruiting Engine

The Recruiting Process

Recruiting Conversations

Month 3

Building Healthy Volunteer Teams

Onboarding & Placement

Structure & Roles

Month 4

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training Strategy

The Secret Sauce

Month 5

Expanding your Volunteer Teams

On Ramps & Boosts

Structure for Growth

What do you get?

Ministry Boost Membership


Coaching will require a membership to Ministry Boost Membership, which gives you access to over 50 courses and resources that we'll use throughout the coaching experience. Plus, you also get: 


  • Private Group
  • Group Text Access
  • 1-on-1 Calls with Your Coach
  • Bonus Guest Q&A Interviews
  • An exclusive invite to an in-person gathering…


Every leader who participates in Coaching will be invited to an in-person gathering in Phoenix in March. The specific dates are Wed-Thu, March 8-9. It will go from noon on Wednesday through Thursday night. 

We'll visit and learn from some local churches

We'll cover the cost of the meals we have together (lunch and dinner on Wednesday and lunch on Thursday), and you'll cover your lodging, travel, and other meals while you're there. You might even opt to stick around for the weekend and attend services at one or more churches.

Mariners Church


Max of 15 Per Group | Private Community | Practical Resources
Membership Content | 1-on-1 Calls | Bonus Guest Q&As
1 Hour Calls Bi-Weekly | Idea Sharing | 5 Months Long



Most ministry coaching experiences cost between $1,800-$3,000. This is true for youth/student ministry coaching as well as other roles. In addition, there aren't many coaching groups for children's ministry and family/nextgen ministry leaders.

Ministry Boost coaching is designed to be much more affordable so more leaders can get access to coaching. We believe coaching + content gives leaders the best chance to develop their ministries.

Ministry Boost Membership is required along with Coaching, as we will lean on much of the membership content throughout the coaching experience.


Is Ministry Boost Membership REQUIRED?

Yes, membership is required for Coaching participants. We'll actually use Ministry Boost Membership content throughout the coaching program to help you make strides in your ministry development.

Okay, so what is the total cost then?

Membership is $27/month. Coaching is $120/month if you pay monthly, so that's $147/month for 5 months ($735).

If you pay in full upfront, your total cost would be $450 for Coaching and $135 for 5 months of membership ($585), the equivalent of $117/month.

In either case, we hope you'll continue your membership after Coaching wraps up as you continue to build your ministry.

Can I split the cost up between two budget years?

Yes. If you have unused budget funds left and want to apply that before the fiscal year turns, you can do that and pay the balance out of next year's funds. Just email us at

Can multiple staff from our church participate?

Absolutely. In that case, make sure you get the Entire Staff Membership ($47/month) and register for coaching separately for each staff person. Let us know if you want to be in the same groups or not.

Will I have FOMO if I can't attend the in-person gathering?

Probably, but the in-person gathering is a bonus option and you won't need that experience to benefit from Coaching. If you're from a cold-weather area like Nick, you're definitely going to miss the Arizona weather. 

Could there be an additional in-person gathering at the end?

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Kenny Conley

Kenny Conley

Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, currently serves as the Children's Pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at and

Nick Blevins

Nick Blevins

Nick and his wife Jennifer have been married for over a decade and are blessed with their 2 kids, Isaac & Mackenzie. Nick serves on the leadership team at Community Christian Church and leads the NextGen Ministry staff team. Nick loves to help church leaders work on their ministry (not just in it) and he is a certified Church StratOp facilitator, helping churches walk through the proven strategic planning process of StratOp. You can find his writing, free resources, and weekly interviews with family ministry leaders at

Ryan Arnold

Ryan Arnold

Ryan has been involved in local church student ministry for 20 years and has been the Student Minister at Community Christian Church in White Marsh, MD since 2007. Ryan is passionate about seeing local church student ministries thrive. Over the years this has taken the shape of individual coaching, group coaching, regional student ministry events and creating content for churches to share and equip their teams. He believes student ministry to be one of the most, if not the most, influential growth engine for The Church today, and wants to help every Church win. 

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